Mary of Burgundy / Hot in a Hennin

Last post I showed some pics of Mary of Burgundy with a padded roll  https://hemmahoshilde.wordpress.com/2015/07/05/mary-of-burgundy-a-padded-roll-model/ , but that was not the only head garment she would wear.

One of the head garments that was very popular in Burgundy and France in the 15th century was the hennin.

Their were different versions of these hennins. One of them was a divided hennin like the girl is wearing in the picture above. This could very well be Mary of Burgundy because it is titled the Lady of the castle and it was Burgundian and of the time that Mary of Burgundy lived so this could very well be an illustration of Mary of Burgundy and her ladies in waiting.

One way we know more about noblemen and noblewomen is through their Book of Hours. A Book of Hours was a very personal document. It was basically a Christian devotional but what makes it special is that each one was written for a particular reader and also illustrated with that particular reader in mind. Therefor the people in the illustrations happened to look a lot like the reader which should make it easier for the reader to identify with the people in the biblical stories.

Mary of Burgundy in an illustration in the Book of Hours of Mary of Burgundy by the Master of Mary of burgundy.

Mary of Burgundy in an illustration in the Book of Hours of Mary of Burgundy by the Master of Mary of burgundy.

In this illustration by an anonymous artist known as the Master of Mary of Burgundy she wears a truncated hennin.

Her dad Charles the Bold also had a Book of Hours and there is an illustration that could very well be based on Mary of Burgundys clothes and head garments and looks but probably wasn\t supposed to represent her because it was illustrating the biblical story of the whore of Babylon.

Girl with hennin likely based on Mary of Burgundy in the Book of Hours of Charles the Bold.

Girl with a divided hennin likely based on Mary of Burgundy in the Book of Hours of Charles the Bold.

I hope you all enjoyed it.

Bonne Nuit mes amis! Hilde

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